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Allegany BOE to discuss state superintendent reopening plan Friday

July 23rd, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Allegany County Board of Education will meet Friday morning to consider Superintendent Jeff Blank’s plan for reopening schools for the 2020-21 academic year.

At a press conference carried live on WCBC Wednesday afternoon, State Superintendent Dr Karen Salmon said the decision would be left to local boards, with some state guidelines for student and staff safety during the pandemic…

 

 

5 comments on this post.
  1. RAY BEALL:

    Let us take the money that we didn’t use in last year’s school budget and Install video cameras and TV in each classroom. This can be done before this school year
    Then this year have 1/2 of the class come in 1st semester and the other 1/2 second semester (This would take care of the bussing issue also)
    The teacher would teach their normal class and the other 1/2 of the students would see it live
    The school would let the parent pick what semester they wanted so their kids attend with their friends.
    This would also set us up for any future problems with school closings. The teachers could go to school and students could participate from home on emergencies.

    Ray
    301 697 3857

  2. Cindy:

    Send the kids back to school. ASAP I’ll provide masks for my kids.

  3. Jay:

    What do the parents do when they have to go to work and the kids are home?

  4. DPM:

    And how does that stop the virus from spreading?

  5. Stephanie:

    For work, I have studied the statistics, trends, and characteristics of COVID-19. Allegany Co is currently at a great and safe position to resume in person school.
    Our county is currently at a 0.05% positivity rate. Keep in mind that the CDC is recommending areas with less than a 5% positivity rate can safely return. We, the parents, simply want a choice. The benefits of returning to school, for our children, are greater than the risks… however, with a parent choice, parents can make a decision that they’re comfortable with.

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